Our team

Gift in wills

Meet the Senior Management Team

Allow us to introduce our executive team, who are responsible for the day-to-day running of the Hospice.

Team member: Claire Towns (1)

Claire Towns – CEO, Matron and Registered Manager, Mary Stevens Hospice

Claire qualified as a nurse in 1995 and joined the Hospice as a Senior Staff Nurse in 2004. Her roles since then have included – Practice Development Nurse, Ward Manager and Head of Nursing. Claire studied for a BSc Hons in Palliative Care which she gained in 2011 and broadened her studies further to become an Independent Nurse prescriber in 2013. Claire was appointed Hospice Matron in October 2014, is the Registered Manager and was appointed the CEO in May 2020.

Dr Atef Michael – Responsible Clinician

Team Member: Simon Henwood

Simon Henwood, Head of Group Finance, Mary Stevens Hospice & MSH Trading Company

Simon Henwood joined Mary Stevens Hospice team as Business Manager in 2003 after nearly 17 years in accounting practice and industry. He moved on to gain specific experience in the Charity sector including Financial Controller roles in the West Midlands for Sandwell Training Association and Providence Group Services. Historically an experienced accounting lecturer at local FE colleges and after heading up the growth in the Trading Company for over a decade he has more recently worked to integrate and head up the finance team at the Hospice. Simon has also recently been admitted to the degree of Master of Science in responsible leadership and Practise with Lancaster University.

Our Board of Trustees

Chair of the Board of Trustees: Peter Marsh

Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees: John Turner BSc

Brian Blakemore | David Martin | Spencer Hodgson | John Turner BSc (Hons) FCA | Steve Waltho | Cllr Karen Shakespeare | Cllr Angus Lees | Nigel Dace | Dr Jane Flint-Bridgewater | Arthur Baker | Barbara Coles